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Shoulder replacement

What is shoulder replacement surgery?

Shoulder replacement surgery involves removal of damaged parts of the shoulder replacing it with artificial components, called a prosthesis. The procedure includes either the replacement of the head of the ball (humerus bone) or replacement of both the ball and the socket (glenoid).

Why a shoulder replacement surgery is needed?

There are several diseases that cause pain and deformation in the shoulder that might require its replacement if the condition doesn’t improve by noninvasive measures. Some of the conditions include; Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease), Rheumatoid Arthritis (inflammation of synovial membrane), Post-traumatic Arthritis (due to fracture), Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy, Osteonecrosis(destruction of bone due to loss of blood supply) and Severe Fractures

How long does it take to complete a shoulder replacement surgery procedure?

The surgery to replace the shoulder joint with a prosthesis usually takes about two hours.

How long does it take for a patient to recover after a shoulder replacement surgery procedure?

Generally, the patient can leave the hospital on the first, second or third day after surgery. Patients will need a sling to support and protect the shoulder for the first 2 to 4 weeks after surgery. Patients can continue to do simple activities such as eating, dressing and grooming in two weeks following the surgery. It is expected to have little pain at night and on the movement of the joint for several weeks after surgery.  

How much does it cost for a shoulder replacement surgery procedure approximately?

In India, shoulder replacement surgery procedure costs ranging from INR 160,000 to INR 250,000, depending on the hospital and the facilities they offer. 

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You can request quotation from the listed hospitals

MGM Healthcare

New No 72, Old No 54 Nelson Manickam Road


mCare Smart Clinic

Kinfra Hi Tech Park Kalamassery Kochi, Kerala 683503


Rajagiri Hospital

Near GTN Junction, Chunangamvely Aluva, Kochi, Kerala


Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre

Wayanad Road, Malaparamba, Kozhikode, Kerala


KMC Hospital

opposite Jyothi Theatre, Balmatta, Mangalore, Karnataka 575019

Dakshina Kannada

Aster MIMS Kottakkal

Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences Ltd Changuvetty, Kottakkal P.O, Malappuram


Aster MIMS Kannur

Chala east


Ananthapuri Hospitals

NH Byepass 66, Airport Road, Near Courtyard Garden


B&B Memorial Hospital

Opp. Thrikkakara Temple, Thrikkakara P.O, Cochin


KIMSHEALTH, Trivandrum

P.B.No.1, Anayara P.O, Trivandrum – 695029, Kerala, India


Kinder Multispeciality Hospital

Kinder Hospital, Kalamassery, Kochi-682033, Kerala, India


Sunrise Hospital

Sunrise Hospital, Seaport – Airport Road, Kakkanad, Kochi 682 030, Kerala, India


Aster MIMS, Calicut

Mini By-pass Road, Govindapuram P.O., Calicut


Malabar Hospital

Eranjipalam Junction, Eranjipalam Kozhikode, Kerala


Sreechand Speciality Hospital

Sreechand Speciality Hospitals Pvt ltd, Near SN park, Kannur Kerala - 670001


VPS Lakeshore Hospital

NH-66 Bypass, near Police Station, Nettoor, Maradu, Kochi, Kerala


A.J Hospital and Research Centre

National High Way 66, Kuntikana

Dakshina Kannada

Indiana Hospital

Pumpwell junction, Mahaveer Circle, Dakshina Kannada

Dakshina Kannada